Job Title:         Children's Support Worker

Location:         Barnfield Lodge - Telford

Salary:              £18,720 - £19,760 per annum (£9.00 - £9.50 ph) plus £45 per sleep in

Hours:              40 hrs per week (average)

Contract:          Full Time

We are looking for a Therapeutic Support Worker to join our fantastic team at Barnfield Lodge. You will be joining an experienced and dedicated staff team that offer therapeutic support to 5 children in a way that maximises their individual achievement and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join our team and provide care for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a home where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Therapeutic Support Worker, who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Whilst previous experience of working in a Children's Home would be desirable, excellent care skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

About us:

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

Closing date is 24th September

Interviews to be held in the week beginning 27th September.

Start date will be dependent upon DBS check and satisfactory references.


Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.


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